With the holidays upon us, D-E Performing Arts typically offers many live events showcasing our music ensembles! Earlier this month, audiences recently enjoyed the Winter Choral and Handbells Concert. Ensembles featured included the Upper School (US) Chorus, US Handbells, Acapella, and the D-E Ringers! The groups performed both contemporary and classic tunes including "Put A Little Love In Your Heart" "Sleigh Ride", and, of course, "Jingle Bells"!
In the visual arts, D-E's Swartley Gallery recently welcomed alumni artist Ambrose Proctor '21! Ambrose's exhibit: "Three of Hearts: On Nature, Friendship, & Art" explores the history of playing cards and visualizes how relationships with others can change. Ambrose is currently a student at Union College and is studying Anthropology and Visual Arts; Ambrose's work has covered many mediums, from embroidery and painting to printmaking and sculpture. Visit d-e.org/arts for more about the arts @ D-E!
Winter Teams for D-E Middle and Upper School athletes are now up and running! Most recently our Varsity Boys Basketball Team defeated rival Bogota, 54-36! And our Freshman Boys and JV Boys Basketball Teams defeated Elwood Park 58-55 and 64-30, respectively! Way to go Bulldogs! Bulldogs fans can catch many of our Upper School Winter Teams in action during the Winter Break! On Wednesday, January 3: • Varsity Girls Basketball plays Leonia at Leonia HS at 4:30 pm. • Freshman, JV & Varsity Boys Basketball play against Leonia, at home in the Myrna B. Sherman Gym! The schedule is as follows: Freshman at 4:00 pm, JV at 5:30 pm, Varsity at 7:00 pm
On Friday, January 5: • Varsity Girls Basketball plays against Ridgefield Memorial HOME in Sherman Gym at 4:00 pm! • Freshman, JV, & Varsity Boys Basketball play against Ridgefield Memorial AWAY at Ridgefield Memorial HS! Freshman at 4:00 pm, JV at 5:30 pm, Varsity at 7:00 pm Visit d-e.org/athletics for the latest D-E Winter Teams' schedules, directions to games, matches, and meets; D-E DogPound Update video highlights; & more!
We are proud to present our new Bulldog Ice Hockey Club! A new Upper School club sport, the Bulldogs have had not just one but two victorious games in a row! The Bulldogs' first game was against Fieldston at the Mackay Arena. With the score tied 4-4, the team came together toward the very end to achieve a 6-1 win! The Bulldogs then had their second match against Columbia Grammar & Preparatory at City Ice. In a close game, the Bulldogs came out victorious with a score of 6-4! We can't wait until the new year for their next game (stay tuned for schedule details!). Cheers to a strong start for a brand-new club sport at D-E!
Additionally, D-E's club that creates Calliope, our Upper School English-language literary/arts magazine, recently received fantastic news: the Calliope 2023 publication received a Crown from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association! The award is a huge honor: only a few dozen scholastic and collegiate magazines honored with Crowns out of + 1,000 entries. Congratulations to Calliope! Visit d-e.org/clubs for more about student activities and service @ D-E!
Entrepreneurship was in action when D-E 6th graders recently engaged in a new D-E tradition: the TREP$ Marketplace! TREP$, short for enTREPreneur$, is aimed at students learning about the evolution of business start-ups and creating their own products and services. After a ribbon-cutting by Head of School Jeremy Gregersen, the TREP$ Marketplace 2023 officially opened and enjoyed a wonderful turnout from D-E students of all ages, faculty, family and friends. This year's TREP$ Marketplace featured "storefronts." selling homemade treats, handmade one-of-kind gifts, experiences including basketball throwing and tie dyed apparel-making, and more! All money raised went to the students' charity of choice. Visit d-e.org/about for more about D-E traditions, our mission, core values & more!